THE MAIN EVENT
JUNE 11, 2022

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

The Prairie Burn 100 is about staying active and enjoying the great outdoors. With routes spanning 25, 50 and 100 miles, you don’t have to be a pro gravel cyclist to participate – it's a ride, not a race. Bring the entire cycling club, your family or your friends. The day will be filled with activities for everyone in your circle – see below for our featured entertainment options! The event also helps to fund programs of Imagine Grinnell, a non-profit organization supporting a healthy and sustainable Grinnell community.

 

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FEATURED ACTIVITIES

YOGA IN THE PARK

9 – 10 A.M.

Bring your mat and join us at the Central Park amphitheater for an hour of yoga. All ages welcome. No charge.

SMOOTHIE BIKE

9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Choose from a variety of frozen fruits and veggies and make yourself a healthy snack by taking a spin on a bike that motors a smoothie machine as you pedal.

FOOD TRUCKS & HOTEL GRINNELL PATIO

OPENS AT 9:30 A.M.

Hotel Grinnell and the Periodic Table are hosting patio space and food trucks. Stop by after riding or meet friends at the start/finish line with a drink, snack or bucket of beer!

FARMER'S MARKET

10 A.M – 12 P.M.

With this event laddering up to Grinnell's weekly farmer's market, fresh produce, artistic creations and many other items will be available for sale.

STORYTIME ART IN THE PARK

10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Drake Community Library and the Grinnell College Museum of Art will offer free hands-on art and literacy activities for kids and families with drawing, 2 & 3-D collage projects, beading, truck glittering, painting, bookmaking, type-a-thon, and reading activities. No registration is necessary. Supported by Grinnell Education Partnership & AmeriCorps.  

FAMILY BIKE RIDE

BEGINS AT 12 P.M.

Gather the whole family at Central Park at noon and enjoy a light, kid-friendly route beginning at the same start/finish line as the Prairie Burn 100 gravel riders. We gotta start 'em early!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Conveniently located near the start/finish line, Hotel Grinnell is offering a rider rate for the weekend of the Prairie Burn 100. Guest rooms can be booked by phone by calling 641-236-9250, or online using the Group Access Code: Prairie2022

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THE START

OF IT ALL

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RULES

  1. Even though this is a laid-back event: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU. We will have a limited ability to bail you out if you have a bad experience out on the roads. Know how to fix a flat or at least ride with someone who does. Have a cell phone and a bail-out plan if your ride goes up in smoke.​ Call or text one of the event directors on the phone number included on the info card included on the cue sheets. 

  2. Don't be a jerk. Be respectful to your fellow cyclists, the residents of Grinnell and the members of the rural community. Make everyone glad that you are here. 

  3. ​Obey all traffic laws. 100% of the course will be open to vehicle traffic so don't become a hood ornament.​

  4. Stay to right hand side of the road at all times, especially when cresting a hill. This cannot be stressed enough. Again, don't become a hood ornament. 

  5. There are a few sections of paved road. Some of these paved roads might have traffic. And some of that traffic might not see you or care to slow down. Be vigilant and stay to the right. 

  6. ​Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which they might be involved. The event organizers accept no responsibility for participants becoming lost, injured or worse. 

  7. ​Do not litter. 

  8. E-bikes are welcome! 

  9. More rules to be provided for 2022 as route is released – stay tuned!

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